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Who could Chiwetel Ejiofor play in 'Doctor Strange'?

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Oscar nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor is the latest highly-respected actor to be pursued by a movie studio for a role in a superhero film—that film being Marvel’s Doctor Strange. If the report is true—and even if it is, the deal is supposedly in its earliest stages—it would certainly raise the film’s profile significantly. Which is a good thing when your subject matter is as abstract and weird as Doctor Strange. (Neither Marvel nor Ejiofor has yet responded to EW’s request for comment.)

But who would Ejiofor play in the film?

Speculation abounds—especially since THR called the Strange role a leading one, then offered three possible suggestions: villain Baron Mordo, Strange’s mentor The Ancient One, or Strange’s assistant Wong. Meanwhile, Bleeding Cool points out that comics speculators seem to believe Ejiofor would play Brother Voodoo, another mystic hero in the Marvel Universe who goes on to briefly replace Stephen Strange as Earth’s Sorcerer Supreme.

Let’s break these down, one at a time:


Abbi and Ilana of 'Broad City' dress like Harry and Lloyd on 'Jimmy Kimmel'

Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer of Broad City brought out their finest—no, their dumbest—for an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live Monday night. The ladies explained that they initially splurged on dresses for the show. But as Jacobson said, because they had never done “like an LA, late night show,” they decided to alter their plans. The duo ended up wearing tuxes and top hats à la Dumb and DumberREAD FULL STORY

The best memes of the 2015 Golden Globes


The Golden Globes produced surprise winners, thoughtful speeches, and, because this is 2015 after all, memes.  The Globes gave the Internet plenty to work with this year, from the inexplicable look Chrissy Teigen had on her face when her husband was accepting his award to Prince’s, well, princely presence.

Here are some of the best gags to emerge from this year’s ceremony.


Golden Globes: See Benedict Cumberbatch photobomb Meryl Streep and Margaret Cho


Regardless of whether Benedict Cumberbatch wins a Golden Globe for his role in The Imitation Game, he’s definitely not letting the audience, and attendees at the show, forget he was there.


Stephen Colbert interviews a testy Smaug

EW‘s cover star and Tolkien fanatic Stephen Colbert got a rare opportunity on his show last night: He got to sit down with the Hobbit trilogy’s fearsome dragon Smaug. READ FULL STORY

Benedict Cumberbatch and Reese Witherspoon make out because 'The New York Times' told them to


Here is your chance to see Benedict Cumberbatch and Reese Witherspoon make out, independent of any movie context. For their annual series of short films the New York Times Magazine paired up 18 stars for nine videos, each featuring a kiss. READ FULL STORY

4 reasons why Benedict Cumberbatch is a perfect Doctor Strange

Casting Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange seemed like a foregone conclusion—once he was rumored to be up for the role, the Internet sort of collectively decided that it belonged to him (although for one shining moment, it seemed as if Joaquín Phoenix might win the role).

Now that the news is finally official, we can narrow down our speculation. Based on what we’ve seen from him before, will Benedict Cumberbatch be any good in the role? Doing the math, he’s definitely one of the smartest choices Marvel could have made: Given that the subject matter for a Doctor Strange film is likely to be a psychedelic occult romp with trippy visuals and lots of chanting, any sort of profile boost the movie can get in the casting department is probably welcomed. In other words, Doctor Strange is not a known quantity, while Benedict Cumberbatch is.

But he might also prove to be a perfect fit for the character, too. Here’s why.


Jon Stewart gets a crush on Benedict Cumberbatch on 'The Daily Show'

Jon Stewart has had hundreds, if not thousands, of guests on The Daily Show, but there have been few that he develops a crush on during an interview.


Benedict Cumberbatch tries to get Jimmy Fallon to say 'booty' on 'The Tonight Show'

Benedict Cumberbatch had a case of the giggles Monday night on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon while playing the show’s new game, Three-Word Stories.


Benedict Cumberbatch does 11 celebrity impressions in a minute, nails all of them


In The Imitation Game, Benedict Cumberbatch stars as the brilliant mathematician Alan Turing and his quest to crack Nazi Germany’s Enigma code, but what if The Imitation Game was really just Cumberbatch imitating every big name in pop culture for 114 minutes straight?

Well, judging from the video below, from an interview with MTV’s Josh Horowitz, it’d be amazing.


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